Five national governing bodies have partnered with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s TrueSport program, joining 23 other NGBs that participate in the educational content partnership to promote clean and healthy competition, sportsmanship and character-building and life skills.

The latest entries to the program are USA Diving, USA Karate, USA Team Handball, USA Badminton and U.S. Lacrosse.

“We’re excited to partner with TrueSport and share this valuable messaging with our nearly 450,000 members,” said Ann Carpenetti, vice president of lacrosse operations for U.S. Lacrosse. “We have a robust communications platform to reach the lacrosse community and we feel this content will be well received by our players, coaches, officials, program leaders and parents.”

TrueSport offers NGBs the opportunity to expand their educational offerings to their membership of coaches, parents and athletes on the topics such as sports nutrition, teamwork and bullying prevention. It is aimed as providing a positive youth sport experience that empowers young athletes to make good choices on and off the field.

“We value the growth of life skills in our youth athletes,” said Elizabeth Sottile, USA National Karate-do Federation’s member and event services manager. “With this new partnership, USA Karate is now able to share TrueSport’s educational resources on clean and healthy performance, sportsmanship and character development with our members to aid in improving our young athlete’s skills, in and outside of our sport.”

“TrueSport works diligently to create informative content, backed by expert research, to address the issues that youth athletes, parents and coaches face in both sport and their everyday lives,” said Lisa Voight, TrueSport business development manager. “Growing our partnerships within the NGB community gives us the ability to ensure that we have a positive impact on the lives of future leaders and the people who are helping raise them.”